Have you ever pooped your pants on stage? Been heckled with just a whisper? Had a Grammy-winning artist tell you not to look in his direction? These stories -- and many, many more -- have happened to the musicians interviewed on F*** This Gig, a podcast about the worst gigs of all time. Hosts Jeff Miller and Jesse Krakow -- both working musicians themselves -- interview a new artist each week about the worst shows they've ever played, digging into the most absurd, hilarious, and infuriating stories from festival headliners, road dogs, and household names, answering the question: what's the moment that made you want to say "f*** this gig!"
Joy Askew: There Is No Tuesday
Have you ever completely lost a day of your life? Joy Askew has: and her per diem was lost along with it. Find out the story behind this and more from Aksew, who in addition to her own music has played with everyone from Joe Jackson to Peter Gabriel to David Byrne, on this week's episode of Fuck This Gig.Hosted by Jeff Miller & Jesse Krakow.Edited by Jesse Krakow.Engineered by Eric Klein.Original Music by Jesse Krakow & Eric Klein.
Royce Peterson: I've Never Knowingly Played In Front Of A Nazi
Royce Peterson is the frontman for Tragedy, the world’s only heavy metal tribute to The Bee Gees (yes, you read that right). He talks to Jeff and Jesse about Nazi promoters, skinhead fans — and why you should always encore with “YMCA.”Hosted by Jeff Miller & Jesse KrakowEdited by Jesse KrakowEngineered by Eric KleinOriginal Music by Jesse Krakow
"Jay Cobb Anderson: I Have An Extensive History Of Questionable Harmonica Solos"
Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson has literally seen it all: he spent the early part of his musical journey busking on the streets, and with his acclaimed extra-harmony-laden newgrass/folk band, has made it all the way to Red Rocks. Along the way, he’s had his share of shitty shows, but it’s his best one: a 24 hour, late plane, multi-gig day, that may actually make you want to say “F—- This Gig!”Hosted by Jeff Miller & Jesse KrakowOriginal Music & Editing by Jesse KrakowEngineered by Eric Klein
Paul Lai: I Just Wanna Stab A White Guy In The Neck
This week, Paul Lai (of prog-rock lifers Upsilon Acrux) stops by to talk about the do's & don'ts of touring etiquette, being the only Asian-American in a sea of pretentious white dudes, and sharing the stage with Magma. Along the way he & Jesse discuss a time in Wisconsin when the two of them really didn't like each other, as well as what modern-day guitarists do not need to exist. It's a deep dive into the mind of a musician whose focus has never wavered, even during the most fuckable of gigs, and a must listen for those of you into polyrhythms. Featuring the music of Upsilon AcruxEdited by Jesse KrakowOriginal Music by Jesse Krakow
Josh Epstein: Cheeseburger In Mongolia
As one-half of Jr. Jr. (FKA Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), Josh Epstein has been at the forefront of indie-pop for over a decade: you've heard his songs at festivals, in movie trailers, and, likely, in the supermarket. But it's not all Seth Rogan movies and the cereal aisle: in a conversation with Jeff Miller and Jesse Krakow, Epstein recounts his worst gigs ever -- and if you've ever thought that "Cheeseburger In Paradise" couldn't bring you to tears, well, you haven't listened to this episode.For more "F--- This Gig," follow us on your favorite podcast app and check out all the links at linktr.ee/fthisgig.
C.J. Emmons: You Couldn't Pay Me To Sit Down And Eat Wild Grubs With Sam Smith
CJ Emmons is best known as the lead vocalist on the huge hit show "Dancing With The Stars" but he's graced just about every huge stage imaginable: he toured with Bobby Womack, played the Grammys with Sam Smith, and organized the BET tribute to Whitney Houston. Though they all sound like dreams, one of those three gigs is his worst gig ever -- and you can find out which one by listening to his interview with Jeff Miller and Jesse Krakow on this episode of F--- This Gig!
Great guests. Great stories.
Interviews with rockers who have put in the miles. They all have lived the dream, and are here to share the parts that were nightmares, for laughs.